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Justus J. Blumenkranz
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Birth: Feb., 1844
Kiev
City of Kiev, Ukraine
Death: Mar. 30, 1917
Lanham
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA

Born Jewish, Justus married young to a Jewish woman, who made his life unbearable. Her name was Eva Pick. She was jealous of his books and life. She died in Russia some time around 1874. After her death, Justus converted to Presbytarianism and took his 3 children (Anna, Elizabeth and Emil) to Constantinople as a missionary among Jews in about 1875. He supposedly changed his name to Blumenkranz at this time, and swore his three children to secrecy regarding the original name. In Constantinople, he tutored Martin Reichman, a younger half brother to second wife Helena. This was how they met. He married Helena in 1880 in Constantinople and she lost a child in her first pregnancy. When she became pregnant again, she was sent to New York for medical attention and he followed her later, settling in Maryland. It was here that he became a Lutheran minister. They moved to LeValle, WI where he was minister of a small church for 12 years. Together they had 12 children and Justus had three children from his first marriage. Justus and Helene moved back to Lanham, MD for the rest of their lives. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Helene Von Gajach Blumenkranz (1859 - 1919)*
 
 Children:
  Annette Anna Blumenkranz Belling (1864 - 1922)*
  Elizabeth Blumenkranz (1868 - 1954)*
  Emil Simon Blumenkranz (1870 - 1949)*
  Infant Blumenkranz (1882 - 1882)*
  Walter Martin Blumenkranz (1887 - 1955)*
  Agnes Henriette Blumenkranz (1888 - 1959)*
  Lydia Marie Blumenkranz Guinnip (1890 - 1967)*
  Helena Blumenkranz O'Connor (1892 - 1930)*
  Theodore William Blumenkranz Barton (1893 - 1976)*
  Emma M. Blumenkranz Levison (1897 - 1980)*
  Elsa Thekla Blumenkranz Boyes (1899 - 1923)*
  Richard C. Blumenkranz (1901 - 1921)*
  Justice Stephen Blumenkranz Barton (1902 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
 
Created by: Gervaise Dynes-Wolak
Record added: Jan 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46767375
Justus J. Blumenkranz
Added by: Gervaise Dynes-Wolak
 
Justus J. Blumenkranz
Added by: Gervaise Dynes-Wolak
 
Justus J. Blumenkranz
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